Monday, April 12, 2010

Health by Chocolate Cookies

Hands down my favorite sneaky recipe to date!  Trying to sneak blueberries and spinach into cookies in tandem with whole wheat flour and wheat germ sounds like a rather daunting task, but The Sneaky Chef came through for me again. 

Health by Chocolate Cookies
  • 1 cup Flour Blend (equal parts all purpose flour, wheat flour, wheat germ)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons Purple Puree (spinach & blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Remove butter from refrigerator to soften.  In a large bowl, combine Flour Blend, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until creamy.  Beat in egg, vanilla, and Purple Puree.  Mix in dry ingredients on low speed.  Stir in chocloate chips.

Scoop onto baking sheets and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.  Enjoy!

THE VERDICT:  If you're looking to keep something sweet in the house that you can eat practically guilt-free, you absolutely MUST try these out.  These cookies are moist, chocolately, and just downright delicious!  They don't end up being overly dense like I thought they were and they didn't have the issue of getting too dry like the previous cookies I made.  The spinach disappears entirely and the blueberries are virtually undetectable.  With only a fraction of the sugar, butter, and chocolate chips as your standard chocolate chip cookie recipe, these cookies are awesome.  Isaiah gobbled them up and wanted more and even my mother (someone of an expert in baking in her own right) gave them her stamp of approval. 

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